One step molten salt synthesis of YVO4 nanoparticles and their photocatalytic properties under UV-Visible light

An, Xiaoxin and Wang, You and Deng, Jinxia and Chen, Jun and Yu, Ranbo and Xing, Xianran (2014) One step molten salt synthesis of YVO4 nanoparticles and their photocatalytic properties under UV-Visible light. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 44. pp. 79-82. ISSN 1387-7003


Well-crystalline YVO4 nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by a simple and convenient one-step molten salt synthesis (MSS) method in a wide temperature range of 350-600 °C for only 5 h. The UV-Visible absorption spectra measured by a spectrophotometer suggest that visible light absorption exists in the absorption spectra of all the samples prepared under different temperatures and the smaller the particle size, the stronger the absorption, the smaller the onset of UV absorption and the larger the blue shift. The photodegradation of RB indicates that both particle size and crystallinity have effects on the photocatalytic properties of YVO4 nanoparticles. YVO4 nanoparticles were further demonstrated to have excellent photocatalytic stability.

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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 05:24
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Calcining temperature; MSS method; Photocatalytic properties; Photodegradation; UV-Visible absorption spectra;
Fields of Research (2008): 03 Chemical Sciences > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030299 Inorganic Chemistry not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3402 Inorganic chemistry > 340299 Inorganic chemistry not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
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